Medical transcription be one of the fastest growing IT enabled health care service
Could medical transcription be one of the fastest growing IT enabled health care service in India?
Medical transcription is one of the fastest growing fields in health care. The demand for medical transcriptionist is not only limited to India as they are in huge demand in Western countries too where the entire healthcare industry is based on insurance and detailed medical records are needed for processing insurance claims. It could be one of the fastest growing IT enabled service in India also, with the rapid change in the outlook in Indian healthcare and privatization of the insurance sector. Due to large population in India, it acts as an ideal location for conducting medical transcription and also at a comparative low cost which encourages companies abroad to outsource their work to the Indian medical transcription field.
Not many people in India are aware of the field ‘medical transcription’. Medical transcription is an interesting and challenging career. It is the process whereby one accurately and swiftly transcribes medical records dictated by doctors and others, including history and physical reports, clinic notes, office notes, operative reports, consultation notes, discharge summaries, letters, psychiatric evaluations, laboratory reports, x-ray reports and pathology reports. M.T. or Medical Transcriptionist is a person who assists physicians and specialty surgeons usually by transcribing, formatting, and proof reading their dictated medically oriented report of a patient's health history. This dictation covers pretty much everything that takes place between the health care provider and the patient. Usually, the information dictated by doctors is recorded either into tape or onto digital voice processing systems. The process of medical transcription is transferring this information using word processing. Transcription services range from small, one-person home-based businesses to sophisticated, high-tech corporations which employ transcriptionists. Some medical transcription services now employ both 'on-site' and home-based medical transcriptionists. Medical transcription services serve client hospitals throughout the nation and abroad.